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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,570 People

    If you're not busy living,

    you're busy dying.
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I wish I had someone in my life

    that I could talk to about how I feel and a shoulder to cry on byt I dont have anyone, I dont know what I'd do if me and Lewis broke up cuz I wont have anyone because I have lost all my mates and my family act like they hate me xxx
    james3950 james3950 13-15, M 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 36 Responses Aug 28

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    You know what hurts? That feeling

    when you get upset. You know the feeling. The point when you're so upset it hurts to breathe. You're breathing heavily, trying not to cry, trying to keep it together. Suddenly the feeling progresses, and not in a good way. You think of all the bad things that could have happened...
    lizygurl lizygurl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Even though I did not know about X-Mass till I

    was 13 years old and even then it was still nothing because I had no family to share with, and the fact that I lost my mate and my son two weeks before X-mass when I was 40 years old, and the fact that the family that I though I had does not want to share with me today, I can...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 16 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I've always been good at hiding my feelings.

    but pretending to my parents that I'm a normal happy person is just getting unbearable. Sometimes I think I'll explode. but I don't want them to know that I hate myself and wish I was dead because I feel like...I don't want to put this weigh in their shoulders. I'm afraid of...
    anothersouloutthere anothersouloutthere 22-25, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I battle depression everyday.

    . It suxs. There days where all I want to do is sleep all day.. A lot of it comes from me dealing with chronic pain. I get to point where u get so tried of it..I want to give up. Then I think about sex will help me forget about the pain. Well it help but it just a short fix...
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I have been cyberbullied cause of a stupid

    mistake i made and somtimes i live my own hell in school and home and so sometimes i wish i would start fresh again and be happy again.
    kevin678 kevin678 13-15, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I can't do this anymore.

    If you actually care, message me. I desperately need a friend. Please, please help. I'm trying to stay strong, but I don't think I can do this alone anymore.
    SkinnyIsPerfect SkinnyIsPerfect 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Nov 21

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I was severely depressed last few months.

    I was always crying when Im alone in my room. I think aboit suicide all the time. But now its different, I can accept it, that I will forever be on my own, that no one will reach out to me and everyone will miaunderstood me. Its shameful to say this but whenever I go to sleep...
    shazmn shazmn 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Idk if this is the right place to post this.

    . But whatever.. Right now I'm crying because I know I don't belong anywhere.. My family issues show I don't belong here or there.. The only time I feel like I belong anywhere is when I'm with him but he lives so far.. My depression is just kicking in and I don't wanna tell him...
    crazycatlady11 crazycatlady11 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    So the neighbors are partyin again,

    wonder if i should join dont wanna be depressed inside my house when theres a party just 10 feet away lol.
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 9 hrs ago

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    juliarosee juliarosee 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 7 Responses Jul 17

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Somedays, like today,

    I'm okay. But I always feel like I'm waiting. Waiting to be hurt again or hurt myself again. I'm not necessarily sad but there's this underlying feeling i have of "why even try?" because I know that tomorrow or the next day I'm going to want to die again....stressful
    ChiascuroGirl ChiascuroGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I lost my Granny on the 1st of April 2014 to

    cancer. Today would've been her 73rd birthday
    Ashlynthepanda Ashlynthepanda 13-15, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    People like to feel like they're going through

    the hardest time. That they're singled out. That they're the only ones experiencing a specific emotion. That no one can understand. But that's not always the case. On occasion, I read posts from this group. Call me a hypocrite if you must; but I always feel like these people are...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Sarahex Sarahex 31-35, F 13 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I push away ppl bc i dont need them to remind

    me how **** i am how ugly i am how stupid i am how trash i am , i know already and it makes me feel bad enough so i dont need extra pressure i dont need their love i just need them to accept what i am And understand its not my fault that im like this i was born like this bc i...
    imscum imscum 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    holy balls. I just watched the movie Girl,

    Interrupted and wow whenever I have a suicidal thought I'm gonna think of that movie and I swear I'll be ok. life changing wow.
    kenzi18 kenzi18 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I met with the disability people

    that are going to help me find a job, today and they told me that they want to try me on some medication. I'm really scared. I don't know what kind or what it's going to do to me. They're gonna monitor me for a month and see if the meds are(n't) enough while I do some light...
    gglz18 gglz18 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    I never asked to be born

    but now i have to pay :(
    LostInLife19 LostInLife19 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Fallenprinceofthedarkside Fallenprinceofthedarkside 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am not in a good place.

    I'm 40, married with kids. Anyone from the outside looking in might think I have a good life. I am blessed with a hard working husband, two wonderful kids, and a nice home. My older one is a challenge with attention issues and learning disabilities. I believe my husband can...
    Iwanttolovebeinghere Iwanttolovebeinghere 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 16 Responses Oct 31

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 26 Responses Jun 16

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Done. Done. And, done.

    Oh, and done. Done.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I'm losing the battle,

    I'm staring at a bottle of Ciroc on my bed after drinking half of it.... Now I'm staring at the pain killers next to it.... I don't know if I want to die, but I know I don't want to live ... I just want to numb this pain... I'm losing this battle I'm so weak... I thought I...
    MissLorii MissLorii 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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